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Couple, teen daughter injured in collision of pickup trucks

Three family members were injured in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of the Georgia Highway 17 and Wire Road shortly before noon Monday, authorities say.

Trooper First Class Willie Ramsey of the Georgia State Patrol post in Grovetown identified the victims as Carl McGee, 38; his wife, Angela McGee and their 17-year-old daughter, Ashley McGee, all of the 5000 block of Alvin Neal Road, Thomson.

Personnel with the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Services along with firefighters/first responders with the McDuffie County Fire/Rescue Services treated the victims at the scene. They were taken by ambulances to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately available.

The driver of a 1997 GMC C6500, Kenneth Kitchens, of Stapleton, managed to escape injury.

Mr. Kitchens was traveling north on Georgia Highway 17 and was attempting to make a left turn onto Wire Road, Trooper Ramsey said.

In the process, he pulled into the path of an oncoming 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup truck being driven by Mr. McGee.

The pickup truck sustained extensive front-end damages, while the bigger truck sustained passenger front-end damages.

The bigger truck is owned by Prescott Septic Tank Pumping, located in the small Jefferson County town of Matthews.

Trooper Ramsey charged Mr. Kitchens with failure to yield while making a left turn.

Web posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010

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